September 11, 2012

DSMA Parents Talk & Glucagon App

Have you been tuning in to DSMA Live Parents Talk on BlogTalkRadio ?  If not, you should.  Lorraine from This is Caleb and Bennet from Your Diabetes May Vary are hosting the show every other Monday at 9PM EST.  For more information visit

While listening to the show last night, I learned that there is a FREE Lilly Glucagon App for iphone, ipad, ipod, etc. 

We all hope that we will never need to use the glucagon.  However, reality is that we might.  I downloaded this app today and have been playing around with it.  I think its great!
It is a good refresher for those of us who were trained back in the hospital at diagnosis years ago, but thankfully have never had to use it.  It is also a great tool for training family members, childcare personnel, friends and school staff members.
The app has a Tutorial to watch and also a practice section. In Practice Injection Steps, you interactively go through each step. When you finish the practice steps, it asks you if you would like a reminder to practice these steps again in 3 months. How cool is that?
But wait, there is more!  It also has a Manage My Kits section, where you can enter the location and expiration dates of each of your glucagon kits.  And yep, you can set reminders here too so that you will be notified when one of your kits is expiring. 
Along with these cool features, the app also contains basic glucagon information, emergency instructions, and safety information.  I have already shared the link to this app with our school nurse and my familly members.  It should be a really helpful training tool.  Thanks Lilly!  And Thanks to DSMA Live Parents Talk for sharing this great tool!

 I encourage you to tune in to DSMA Live Parents Talk on Monday, September 24 at 9PM EST.  Hallie from The Princess and The Pump will be the guest!  Can't wait!



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